Rishi Sunak apologises after historic Tory defeat

by | Jul 5, 2024 | Politics

10 hours agoRishi Sunak has apologised to the nation following the Conservative Party’s general election defeat – the worst in its parliamentary history.Sir Keir Starmer has led the Labour Party to a landslide victory and will take over from Mr Sunak as the UK’s prime minister.Accepting responsibility for the result, Mr Sunak said he heard voters’ “anger” at his government.”To the country I would like to say first and foremost I am sorry,” he said.”I have given this job my all but you have sent a clear message that the government of the UK must change, and yours is the judgement that matters.”I have heard your anger, your disappointment, and I take responsibility for this loss.”Mr Sunak delivered his speech outside Number 10, despite earlier rain – this time with a brolly on hand to avoid a repeat of his sodden election announcement in May.Mr Sunak said he would step down as party leader, adding “not immediately but once the formal arrangements for selecting my successor are in place”.The MP for Richmond and Northallerton insisted there would be “an orderly transition” and also paid tribute to Sir Keir, whom he described as “a decent and public-spirited man who I respect”.Having said goodbye to staff in Downing Street just before his speech, Mr Sunak then got into a car with his wife Akshata to travel to offer his resignation to the King.In an earlier victory speech in central London, Sir Keir said “change begins now”, adding “it feels good, I have to be honest”.With nearly all results declared, Labour is projected to form the next government, with a majority of 174. Currentl …

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[mwai_chat context=”Let’s have a discussion about this article:nn10 hours agoRishi Sunak has apologised to the nation following the Conservative Party’s general election defeat – the worst in its parliamentary history.Sir Keir Starmer has led the Labour Party to a landslide victory and will take over from Mr Sunak as the UK’s prime minister.Accepting responsibility for the result, Mr Sunak said he heard voters’ “anger” at his government.”To the country I would like to say first and foremost I am sorry,” he said.”I have given this job my all but you have sent a clear message that the government of the UK must change, and yours is the judgement that matters.”I have heard your anger, your disappointment, and I take responsibility for this loss.”Mr Sunak delivered his speech outside Number 10, despite earlier rain – this time with a brolly on hand to avoid a repeat of his sodden election announcement in May.Mr Sunak said he would step down as party leader, adding “not immediately but once the formal arrangements for selecting my successor are in place”.The MP for Richmond and Northallerton insisted there would be “an orderly transition” and also paid tribute to Sir Keir, whom he described as “a decent and public-spirited man who I respect”.Having said goodbye to staff in Downing Street just before his speech, Mr Sunak then got into a car with his wife Akshata to travel to offer his resignation to the King.In an earlier victory speech in central London, Sir Keir said “change begins now”, adding “it feels good, I have to be honest”.With nearly all results declared, Labour is projected to form the next government, with a majority of 174. Currentl …nnDiscussion:nn” ai_name=”RocketNews AI: ” start_sentence=”Can I tell you more about this article?” text_input_placeholder=”Type ‘Yes'”]
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